Vanessa Hudgens apologises for "insensitive" coronavirus comments on Instagram Live

18 March 2020, 11:53

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

Vanessa said her Instagram Live comments were "taken out of context".

Vanessa Hudgens has apologised for making "insensitive" remarks about coronavirus while on Instagram Live.

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On Monday (Mar 16), the High School Musical star went on Instagram Live and broached the topic of coronavirus. She said: "Um, yeah. Till July sounds like a bunch of bullshit, I’m sorry. It’s a virus, I get it, I respect it, but at the same time... even if everybody gets it, yeah... people are gonna die, which is terrible but inevitable. I don’t know, maybe I shouldn’t be doing this right now." Er...

Vanessa Hudgens apologises for "insensitive" coronavirus comments
Vanessa Hudgens apologises for "insensitive" coronavirus comments. Picture: Bruce Glikas/WireImage, @VanessaHudgens via Twitter

Vanessa reportedly also made comments about Coachella being postponed, after the annual music festival was moved from April to October amid the global pandemic.

Needless to say, the internet was not happy with her.

In response to the backlash, Vanessa (kind of) apologised on her Instagram Story, explaining that her words were taken out of context. "Yesterday I did an Instagram Live and I really think that some of my comments were being taken out of context," she explained.

"Erm, it's a crazy time. It's a crazy, crazy time. And I am at home and in lockdown and that’s what I hope you guys are doing too and full quarantine and staying safe and sane. Yeah, I don’t take this situation lightly by any means. I am home. So stay inside, y’all."

Vanessa's half-apology only further riled up the internet, forcing her to share a Notes-app apology on Twitter.

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She wrote: "Hey, guys. I’m so sorry for the way I have offended anyone and everyone who has seen the clip from my Instagram Live yesterday. I realize my words were insensitive and not at all appropriate for the situation our country and the world are in right now. This has been a huge wake-up call about the significance my words have, now more than ever.

"I'm sending safe wishes to everyone to stay safe and healthy during this crazy time."